How could a night of wonder bring such pain?
Isn't that the question of the day -- when all that we knew and considered routine a few months ago is now being upended? Fear of getting and sharing an illness we had never heard of this time last year is now causing our very world to be paused, and we honestly do not know… Continue reading Which Way Is Up?
I know, it probably should be "Christmas and me". Or is it "Christmas and I"? You decide, as I talk about this unique phenomenon we call "Christmas" as seen through the lens of my heart. There are questions within the community of sincere believers as to whether this event warrants nearly the focus it gets,… Continue reading Me and Christmas
“Never stop dating!” That advice is given to those who want to know how to keep their relationship strong, perhaps from those who have realized just in time that their love had cooled and had to be rekindled. We often struggle in various types of relationships to hold on to the sweet, close times. Life so strongly comes… Continue reading Never stop dating
"It may actually get into our house this time." "Our house" is a place I have visited since childhood, home of a beloved cousin just far enough ahead in age to marry while I was a young girl, and to have never failed to provide adventures when we've gotten together. Memories flowed in, from the small… Continue reading The Flood: Our story
The first week of our sixth year with Alpha Omega Christian Academy has just about come and gone. It's been a full one, with numerous challenges and rewards, but as a day or two off before the next week draws near, it seems like a good time to revisit this post from July 3, 2012.… Continue reading Just don’t plan on doing anything tomorrow
For me it marks the end of an era. The passing didn't make the news, but it certainly affected me. You see, my earlier single years were impacted by a touch much gentler, more personable, and certainly more genteel than my own. That touch was embodied in three special ladies -- two sisters and their… Continue reading End of a life? Or end of an era?
This isn't a post about being without earthly possessions, though it wouldn't be a bad thing to call attention to -- there are certainly people in that situation. Instead it's a reference to a message Bro. Aaron Dutton preached recently, and its after-affects in my heart. I'll try not to ruin the message for any… Continue reading WHEN A COAT IS ALL YOU HAVE
You're strong, successful in your sphere of influence, important to people close to you -- perhaps even to some you'll never meet in person. That didn't happen by accident. To accomplish what you have, you've chosen carefully the paths you've taken, rejecting what wasn't compatible. To maintain what you've achieved, you've guarded your perimeter: you've… Continue reading So, what gets you?
Walk and chew bubblegum! Oh, you've got that one? Great! (Just don't leave your gum on the sidewalk when you're done.) Pat your head and rub your tummy! Good with that one, too? Wow, we're getting somewhere. How about saying "Thank you, God" for your job while griping about your boss? What? A little harder?… Continue reading Two things I bet you can’t do at one time